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One voter at a time, that’s how Democrats win.  SLOCDP’s Grassroots Organizing Team (GO Team) is building an outreach operation that works precinct-by-precinct, block-by-block, door-by-door, person-to-person.  Can you help?Sign up today for a training to get everything you need to help organize our county.

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Feb
20
Tue
Media Literacy: Recognizing “Fake News” and What to Do About It
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 1-3pm

Marian Theatre / Allan Hancock College Campus / Santa Maria

 

Media Literacy: Recognizing Fake News

and What to Do About It

FREE public forum sponsored by:

 

League of Women Voters

Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria Times

The Fund for Santa Barbara

Panelists:

Hugo Morales, Radio Bilingüe

Jerry Roberts, Newsmakers calbuzz.com

Marga Cooley, Santa Maria Times

Chad Kelly, Assistant Professor/English, Allan Hancock College

Kellye Cohn, Assistant Professor/Librarian, Allan Hancock College

Grassroots Kickoff – The People vs. Local Trump-ism @ SLO Guild Hall
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Grassroots Kickoff - The People vs. Local Trump-ism @ SLO Guild Hall | San Luis Obispo | California | United States

Feb 20th will mark 75 days until voting begins for the 2018 elections. Now is the time to mobilize to sweep a progressive wave over SLO County, showing our Trump aligned elected officials the door. Many races end on June 5th and do not go on to the November election so it is now or never to support our candidates and make real change in our community.

Our February meeting will be all about action and training. We will be running various “stations” where you can:

– Learn how to knock doors effectively through a full training that will include mock demos, and also an orientation of our mobile app. After the training, you’ll be able to signup for one of the dozens of walk events throughout the county.
– Live phonebank! Call voters to inform them how important our upcoming local elections are, introduce them to our candidates, and invite them to meet the candidates at upcoming meet-and-greets. Bring a cell phone or laptop/tablet if you can. Scripts and walkthroughs will be provided.
– Postcard writing to voters. Using our branded SLO County Progressives postcards (union printed!) write to voters about why we need to turn out in big numbers and invite them to local candidate events!
– Letter Writing Workshop: Learn how to write effective letters to the editor, and strategies for getting them published. Write one there at the meeting and get a free beer (or glass of wine)!

Candidates and their campaign managers will be on-site. More announced soon!

**Please note that this is our February General Meeting. There will be no meeting on our regular date of the 4th Thursday of the month (Feb. 22nd).

What candidates are we helping?
We are providing support to our endorsed candidates in the following races:
– District 4 County Supervisor: Support people-focused candidate Jimmy Paulding in his effort to unseat radical Tea Party Republican Lynn Compton. No matter where you live in the county, this race effects you!
– District 2 County Supervisor: Support Bruce Gibson against a developer-friendly challenger.
– State Assembly: Support progressive Bill Ostrander in his effort to defeat Republican Jordan Cunningham who received an F on The People’s Report Card of CA.

El Moro Democratic Club Meeting @ Round Table Pizza
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
El Moro Democratic Club Meeting @ Round Table Pizza | Baywood-Los Osos | California | United States

Live in Los Osos, Morro Bay, or further up the coast? Looking for like-minded Democrats? Come spend some time and learn about the El Moro Democratic Club! This month will feature David Baldwin who will be talking about how project labor agreements benefit our communities.

Local News
San Luis Obispo

Oceano Dunes Dust Control…

BY MONICA VAUGHAN mvaughan@thetribunenews.com February 07, 2018 07:28 PM The Coastal Commission unanimously approved the first steps of State Parks’ five-year plan to control dust from the Oceano Dunes, after hearing hours of testimony Wednesday at a meeting in...

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From Sacramento
Capitol

California Says NO to oil drilling off our coasts

SACRAMENTO — California officials said they will block the federal government from transporting oil using existing or new pipelines, a move that would disrupt President Trump’s plan to expand drilling off the state’s coast. The California State Lands Commission and...

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National News
USA